Egypt - Gold trichryson or pentadrachm, Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285/4-246 BC). Alexandria, ca. 285-261/0 BC - Gold

Description
Egypt - Gold trichryson or pentadrachm, Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285/4-246 BC). Alexandria, ca. 285-261/0 BC - Gold
AU 4/5 - 3/5 - NGC

Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285/4-246 BC). AV trichryson or pentadrachm (23mm, 17.79 gm, 12h). NGC AU 4/5 - 3/5, edge marks. Alexandria, ca. 285-261/0 BC.
Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, aegis around neck.
Rev: ΠTOΛEMAIOY-BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed; Σ above shield in left field, O between eagle's legs.
Ref: Svoronos 583. SNG Copenhagen -.
Lustrous fields with toning around the devices help to contrast the details on this well-struck example.

Provenance: From the Collection of a Philhellene. Ex Sotheby's (26 April 1996), lot 908.

Lot details
Country
Egypt
Currency
Gold trichryson or pentadrachm,
Year/Period and Variation
Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285/4-246 BC). Alexandria, ca. 285-261/0 BC
Precious metals
Gold
No. of items
1
Type
Coin
Condition
AU 4/5 - 3/5
Certified
NGC
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